For the second year in a row, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trading tight end Tim Wright after a poor preseason performance. This time to the Detroit Lions, according to Ian Rapoport. The terms of the trade weren't immediately available, but they're not likely to get more than a late-round pick for Wright.
Wright originally joined the Bucs as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2013 and had an unexpectedly great rookie season, putting up 571 yards and five touchdowns on 54 catches in a highly dysfunctional offense. But Wright struggled to catch the ball during last year's preseason and was subsequently traded to the Patriots in a deal that saw the Bucs end up with Logan Mankins. Wright barely got on the field for the Patriots in 2014, primarily showing up as a red zone threat, and was cut at the start of the 2015 offseason.
The Bucs picked Wright up off waivers, but he's been unable to impress them during this offseason. He hasn't caught a ball in preseason and has barely been targeted, dropping the one ball he was thrown -- a tough but not impossible catch against the Bengals.
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Luke Stocker and Brandon Myers on the roster, there wasn't a lot of room for Wright to make the roster.